Peter Conneely 10-Nov-18

First Name: Peter
Last Name:Conneely
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy Reserves
Military Number:
Place of Birth:Fairhill Claddagh
Place of Death:HMS Ascot
Date of Death:10-Nov-18
Additional Information:

 Killed in Action: 10 November 1918. Age 20.

Seaman 8257A HMS Ascot. Royal Navy Reserves

 Supplementary Notes:  (Killed during action with an enemy submarine off the Farne  Islands).

Son of Patrick & Mary Ann Conneely of Fairhill Road, Claddagh, Galway.

Remembered: Portsmouth Naval Memorial – Hampshire United Kingdom (31).

Ascot HMS has the dubious honour of being the last british loss of world WW1, one day before the armistice was signed. Torpedoed by UB-67 off the Farne Isles.

The Admiralty makes the following announcement:- The paddle minesweeper ASCOT (1918) was torpedoed and sunk with all hands on the 10th inst (the day before the armistice was signed) by a German submarine off the north-east coast of England. Six officers, including two mercantile marine officers, and 47 men, including three mercantile marine ratings, lost their lives. [Hull Daily Mail, Wednesday, 20 November 1918]
CONNEELY, PETER (20), seaman (no. 8257A), HMS Ascot, Royal Naval Reserve, †10/11/1918, Son of Patrick and Mary Ann Conneely, of Fairhill Rd., Galway, Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial


Royal Navy reserves

Royal Navy Reserve

HMS Ascot

HMS Ascot

HMS Ascot

HMS Ascot in colour.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial.(6)

Portsmouth Naval Memorial. (6)